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GWU mascot Bo the bulldog

Newest Issue Introduces Gardner-Webb’s New Live Mascot, an English Bulldog, named Bo

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The latest issue of Gardner-Webb The Magazine, recently mailed to GWU alumni and friends, is also available for viewing on the web. The publication offers the latest University news and specialty stories in a digital format.

This issue introduces Gardner-Webb’s new live mascot, Bo, an English bulldog. After being officially introduced to the campus community at the Fall Academic Convocation on Aug. 24, 2021, Bo quickly became a celebrity on campus, putting smiles on faces and drawing crowds wherever he goes. The story also shares the history of Gardner-Webb’s live mascot program with photos of other bulldogs who have served in that prestigious role.

Bo the puppy holds a GWU pennant on the cover of the magazine

Other stories highlight:

  • Tayuanee Dewberry, a 1997 and 2009 alumna, who was recently named chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council.
  • Mason Miller, a former GWU baseball pitcher, selected in the third round of the MLB draft.
  • Nursing major Khalilah Conway, who is finding success in the classroom and on the track.
  • The Dance To Remember, an award-winning documentary that captures GWU Men’s Basketball’s Magical Season.
  • Paralympic Swimmer and Author Mallory Weggemann, who broke a record and won two gold medals and a silver in the games held in 2021.
  • Six alumnae of the Class of 1964 who have remained close friends for nearly six decades.   

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to six professional schools, 14 academic departments, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at

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